Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Steps Toward the Ulterior Motive

If Sanity Sentinel had been in existence a decade ago and I had written that radical Islam would knock down the financial capitol of the world and then plant its figurative flag on the site, I would have been laughed out of blogdom. Then again, I never would have dreamed of such a thing myself, so it would never have been written. The idea that America could possibly be victimized and humiliated in such a manner was simply too ludicrous to ponder.

And yet, such a scenario is looming ever closer to fruition. The difference lies only in the fact that the perpetrators have not proceeded as American soldiers of Iwo Jima had done, where it was a rapid succession of battle, victory, flag-planting. No, this time it's accomplished through baby steps and conniving.

The World Trade Center has already been removed, courtesy of al Qaeda, so stage one of what would normally have been considered pure fantasy is already completed. American Muslims have since professed faux revulsion at the act and vowed to work towards building understanding and education, a communal healing in supposed solidarity with their host country.

What's worse, however, is that this charade is being aided by allegedly well-meaning dupes who apparently cherish "tolerance" above survival, or even a modicum of pride. So meek are they in their desire to finally sing kumbaya that they offer their throats willingly to the wolf. It follows the false logic that there is no need to fight as long as we can compromise - by giving them what they want.

An Associated Press story from May 6th lays out the plans for a $100 million, 13-story mosque to be built in the former shadows of the Twin Towers in New York City. From the article:

"In a building damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a 13-story mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of the religious extremism that killed their loved ones."
Daisy Khan, the executive director of one of the groups, American Society for Muslim AdvancementDefends the idea this way:
"We want to create a platform by which the voices of the mainstream and silent majority of Muslims will be amplified. A center of this scale and magnitude will do that," Khan said. "We feel it's an obligation as Muslims and Americans to be part of the rebuilding of downtown Manhattan."
This mosque, which is nothing more than the ultimate insult, is being offered as a gift, which makes it doubly offensive. And the folks who make up the city council are like pre-pubescent children on Christmas morning, unable to control their desire to gleefully tear into the wrapping paper. Meanwhile, the original goal will have been achieved; the successful removal of an American symbol replaced with the flag of Mohammed, albeit in the shape of a 13-story abomination.

I wonder what a Muslim end-zone dance looks like.

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